Chiefs Set Up San Diego Showdown

From Arrowhead Stadium

It was not the best performance of the season for the 2010 Chiefs, but they were able to pull enough together on offense and special teams to overcome an unproductive offense and grab a 10-6 victory over the Denver Broncos.

Now 8-4 and still on top of the AFC West, they now head to San Diego where they must face the defending division champion Chargers in a game that will go a long way to deciding whether they are pretenders or contenders. The Bolts helped matters by losing to the Oakland Raiders.

This Sunday’s game had just one touchdown for both teams and that was the difference for the Chiefs as TE Leonard Pope caught a two-yard pass from QB Matt Cassel. While he had been the hottest receiver in the league, Dwayne Bowe was shut out by the Broncos defense. RB Jamaal Charles did run for 116 yards and Cassel’s numbers included another game without an interception.

It was the defense that got things done, as they sacked Denver QB Kyle Orton four times and held a 1,000-yard receiver in Brandon Lloyd to two catches for 31 yards.

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8 Responses to “Chiefs Set Up San Diego Showdown”

  • December 5, 2010  - Graig says:

    What a bizarre game. But we’ll take it. Good job Chiefs! Our biggest game of the season is next week ; )

  • December 5, 2010  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Maybe, but if the Oakland lead holds up this one may have been. As ugly, sloppy and badly as we played at various points in the game we still found a way to win. If we go into next week with a two game lead and win over San Diego already, the game next week provides us with the opportunity to put a dagger in them and all but win the division. What an interesting year it’s been to this point.

  • December 5, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    Hate to say it but GO RAIDERS!! Yeah I don’t feel that good bout this win. But n past years we couldn’t close out games and esp when we weren’t playn well and making mistakes. We played like shit and we still got a win. Yet another corner we are turning this season!!

  • December 5, 2010  - el cid says:

    Got to take a moment to gloat. After the game, listened to 810AM for comments. Guess what a bronco fan called. You should have heard it, the whining and crying, the inhumanity of the Chiefs win. The NFL is going to “get Haley”, fines all around. I was so happy, I could have ran a mile in my underwear at 30 degrees (an ugly sight even if I could run a mile). There is nothing like a crying bronco’s fan to make you feel alive..

  • December 5, 2010  - Niblick says:

    Oakland beat the Chargers. We just need to win 3 of 4 to clinch the division. It will still be tough, but I like our chaces of winning the divsion more now that San Diego lost. It was an ugly win, but sometimes you need to win a game whre you don’t play well. Hopefully thats a sign of an emerging team.

  • December 5, 2010  - Edward says:

    I said all along Raiders would be our toughest challenge for the divison. I still standby that. Chargers are overrated for what they’ve done in the past this is the present. Its not the same team since Marty left. They can’t stop the run and they’re not a good running team. Them beating Broncos and Colts wasn’t a big deal because they matched up well against those teams. Colts don’t run so they couldn’t expose that weakness. Same with Broncos against San Diego they can’t run either (unless they play us) but they’re ranked 30th. So it wasn’t a surprise they beat those teams. If we can clean up the penalties we should go in San Diego and beat them too. Then we’re going to have to finish strong because Raiders are in the rearview mirror with us having to play them last game of the season.

  • December 5, 2010  - Michael says:

    el cid called this one pretty much. I remember you saying you would much rather have a close win than a blowout of the donks. Probably was uglier than you wanted, but it got done.

    The Jaguars have come alive, and are playing well. I’m glad the Faiders have to go their to play next week. The Jags are a very physical running team much like the Chiefs. They have a pretty good shot at beating Oakland, and hopefully land some bumps and bruises in the process.

  • December 6, 2010  - el cid says:

    I was hoping the Chiefs would continue to fly under the media radar for another week. I had no interest in revenge, does not fit into football. Want to be hated, do it over time, every time.

    Notice on tv, when they talked about the AFC playoff picture, Chiefs were on the tube but NOT one mention of them. Even the raiders got comments with their win. No, just want to win the rest, but by more than one point, my heart cannot take much more of that.

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